Epi-V initially invests £2-10 million of growth capital in UK and international businesses developing technology-based application solutions that will meet the present and future challenges of oil and gas production.
We're passionately committed to commercialising innovative technologies capable of cost-effectively exploiting complex reservoirs, deeper water, unconventional sources and mature fields.
Once Epi-V backs a business we ensure that there is available capital to provide follow-on funding to support commercial development and acquisition opportunities.
Our experience proves that with the right investment partner, with ideas and the capability of providing strategic and operational support, good management teams can capitalise fully on emerging international markets, quickly building scale in their businesses and make them attractive prospects to potential acquirers.
To achieve this outcome we use an innovative, scalable value creation methodology which effectively deploys our development capital to commercialise innovative technologies, drive industry take-up and create an optimal business structure capable of supporting rapid and sustainable growth.
At the heart of our proven investment model is our active approach which enables management teams to leverage our collective business growth experience and deep industry insight.
Our Partners provide a high degree of strategic challenge and input to identify market opportunities, align technical development to market needs and implement the commercialisation and marketing strategy needed to drive sales.
We assist our portfolio to:
- Develop and commercialise IP — Darcy
- Drive international growth — Guardian
- Position and market products — i-Tec
You can find out more about our investment model and the team's specialist industry insight by reading our blog.
Established in 2007, our independent fund is run by a 12-strong team with a wealth of business growth and value realisation experience as well as having deep insight in oil and gas services and private equity.
We have a strong investment track record which has seen us deliver exceptional returns from efficient deployment of capital. Our industry knowledge and business development skills have allowed management teams to build market leading service businesses and create high value for shareholders.
LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is Epi-V's cornerstone backer. The private equity house committed £50million to the fund in 2007 and extended their funding to support further Epi-V investments in 2009.
LDC is committed to Epi-V in the long term. We are a key conduit into the oil and gas services market and provide LDC with intelligence and expertise to confidently deploy investment funds.